CNN reporter reports surrounded by what he calls "all of these smiling African-American faces." Crowd cheers during his report. Someone says, "Yeah, Cleveland!"
The speech-expectation issue comes up again on NBC, as Matt Lauer talks with Peggy Noonan; Noonan says the speech was done 10 days ago and Obama has been preparing to deliver it since.
At 8:26, C-SPAN is showing the back ends of two cars, exhaust coming out, without commentary. It's at Blair House, where the Obamas are expected to emerge for a trip to church. The shot is also on other channels.
8:31, Joe Biden and wife arrive at the church, with multiple networks showing.